Date of Visit: Wednesday, July 31, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
IMPRESSIONS: Chalk this up as one of those simple, I-just-had-to blog posts. But I’m always excited to find THAT coffee shop, the one that’s bustling with activity, filled with locals, and smack dab in the middle of a smaller downtown.
The interiors are always new and nicely appointed, and they serve the full range of coffee drinks well. On our recent vacation in western Michigan, we stayed in Fremont and enjoyed a week of boating in the lake, tubing down a river, and other good family times. While jetting around town, we stopped in Koffee Kuppe a couple times. My guilty pleasure is an iced chai with a shot of espresso, and they did this very well.
But I was surprised to find a fairly comprehensive breakfast menu, including breakfast sandwiches, burritos, and paninis. They also had a peanut butter apple crisp (PB, apples, and granola in a honey wheat wrap) and the Jam ‘N’ Bananas, with cream cheese, strawberry jam, bananas, and granola in a flour tortilla.
One fascinating bit was the omelet bar. In a coffee shop. At first it seemed like a crazy idea, but after a moment it made more sense: you load up your ingredients, just like at a salad bar, then turn them over for the kitchen to whip into an omelet. Brilliant!
Overall, Koffee Kuppe made for a welcome respite and some delicious iced coffee on a busy vacation. Always nice to discover these places!